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Recreation & Sport

We are a community with great recreation spaces, facilities and sporting clubs that provide opportunities to be active and participate in structured activity. We are committed to ensuring our clubs remain sustainable and offer a welcoming environment for the wider community. Here's how we can help:

 Are you part of a sporting club? 

We have a range of services and support to assist local sporting and recreation clubs which include:

  • Grant funding opportunities
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Strategic planning assistance
  • Club development support

Join our club hub database receive current information and club development opportunities register for our E-newsletter.
Please contact Chloe Drogemuller, Community Recreation and Sport Coordinator on 8229 9965 or

Holdfast Bay Club Hub Advisory Committee

The advisory committee are stakeholders associated with sport and recreation to act as an advisory committee to the City of Holdfast Bay and local sporting club and recreation groups. They represent the views of local sporting clubs and recreation groups along with the broader sporting community.

Purpose of the advisory committee:

  • Develop and build a stronger partnership with Council
  • Objectively represent the sport, recreation and community views and opinions
  • Identify opportunities and constraints
  • Act as a source of communication to and from all stakeholder groups
Club Hub Professional Development Workshops

The Cities of Holdfast Bay and Marion are working in partnership to provide a series of club development workshops for their local sport and recreation clubs. Please find below the details of available workshops.

To find out more, contact Chloe Drogemuller – Community Recreation and Sport Coordinator on 8229 9965 or

Office for Recreation and Sport Funding Programs

Active Club

Provides assistance to active recreation and sport clubs with minor facilities, and programs and equipment.

  • program and equipment (up to $5,000)
  • facility upgrade requests up to $25,000 on a $1 for $1 basis
  • two funding rounds per year

Community Recreation & Sports Facility Program

Provides assistance to eligible organisations to plan, establish or improve sport and active recreation facilities.

  • Category 1 – facility planning
  • Category 2 – facility development (requests $25,000 - $200,000)
  • Category 3 – facility development (requests $2000,000 - $1,000,000)

Sport & Recreation Development & Inclusion Program

Provides assistance to eligible organisations to develop and implement projects that will grow the sport or activity, improve services or address barriers to inclusion.

  • Annual budget, 2016-17 - $3,233,000; applicants can be funded up to $100,000 each year for up to 3 years

Sport & Recreation Sustainability Program

Provides assistance for the leadership, policies and services provided by South Australian State Sport and Active Recreation Organisations and Industry Representative Bodies.

  • Annual budget, $3,100,000; applicants can be funded up to $100,000 each year for up to 3 years

Click here for further information on Office for Recreation and Sport Funding Programs.

Applicants must inform Council of their intention to submit a funding application as soon as possible. For land owner consent and letters of support, requests and applications must be submitted to Council no later than 2 week prior to closing date. 

City of Holdfast Bay Community Donations Program

Provide support to organisations and clubs to increase opportunities for participating in physical activity, healthy eating and general community wellbeing and which support the City of Holdfast Bay's "Our Place" Community Plan.

Sporting and Recreation Grants are available through the Community Recreation and Wellbeing Stream. For further information Click here 


A STARCLUB is a well-run club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment.

Why not measure your club against the STARCLUB criteria? You will receive information and support to build your club to provide the best environment possible for your members and the wider community.

For further information on STARCLUB Click here

Be Active at the Bay

Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Zumba Dance, which is easy-to-do moves and routines whilst keeping fit and having fun! Be Active at the Bay encourages residents, visitors and workers of all ages to reach their recommended 30 minutes of physical activity a day by engaging in a FREE outdoor fitness program. The program includes 4 weeks of physical activity for 1 hour a week to increase participant’s awareness of the keeping fit and healthy, provide structured activity, engage a wide range of ages, cultures and disabilities and provide a safe environment for physical activity.

This program is run yearly in January/February. To register your interest or to find out more, contact Chloe Drogemuller - Community Recreation and Sport Coordinator on 8229 9965 or

Personal Training Permits

Council encourages our community to keep active and healthy, through the use of our Personal Training Permit System. It is Council’s Policy that all Personal Trainers are required to hold valid qualifications and a current Personal Training Permit, to enable them to conduct sessions on selected approved parks, reserves and beaches within the City of Holdfast.

For further details and to apply for a Personal Training Permit click here

To find out more, contact Chloe Drogemuller – Community Recreation and Sport Coordinator on 8229 9965 or

Brighton Bike Pump Track

The Brighton Bike Pump Track is located on Commercial Road, running parallel to the train line, between Jetty Road and Old Beach Road, Brighton.

The bike pump track is an active recreation space incorporating:

  • One beginner track; and
  • One intermediate track.

With over 200 meters of track, it measure at 70m in length and 14m in width and is the biggest pump track in South Australia and possibly the biggest clay-surface pump track in the country, featuring long straights and steep berms allowing progression for riders of all levels. Constructed using approximately 650T of clay, the facility is conveniently located in a shady location, in close proximity to the train station and beach. A dip at Brighton beach is a must to end a pump track session in style.

To find out more, contact Chloe Drogemuller – Community Recreation and Sport Coordinator on 8229 9965 or


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